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In her practice, Angelika Makar focuses on matters of individual and collective labor law, including cross-border elements. She provides legal advice to foreign and domestic entities on mergers and acquisitions as well as employment restructuring, including transfers of the employment establishment and group lay-offs. She has experience in the field of selection of the optimal forms of employment (including engagement of managerial staff), drafting internal regulations, as well as in the area of non-competition and non-solicitation.

Concentrations

  • Individual and Collective Labor Law
  • Social insurance law

Capabilities

Experience

  • Participated in the work PAK-Polska Czysta Energia in connection with the employment aspects of the acquisition of a special purpose company owned by the Neoinvestment Group, responsible for the construction of a wind farm situated in Człuchów, consisting of 33 wind turbines with a total capacity of approx. 72.6 MW.
  • Participated in the work for Goldman Sachs and UBS, acting as Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners, mBank and PKO BP Biuro Maklerskie, as Joint Bookrunners and investment firms intermediating in the public offering of the securities and WOOD & Company as a Joint Bookrunner in connection employment aspects regarding the initial public offering of shares in STS Holding S.A. and the admission of its shares to listing on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
  • Participated in the work for Goldman Sachs, Citi, Trigon Dom Maklerski, acting as Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners, Numis Securities Limited as a Joint Bookrunner and mBank as a Co-Manager of the offering in connection with the employment aspects regarding the initial public offering of shares in Grupa Pracuj S.A. and the admission of its shares to listing on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
  • Participated in the work for Allianz S.E. in connection with employment and data protection aspects of the EUR 2.5 billion ongoing acquisition of the Polish life and non-life insurance operations, as well as the pension and asset management business, from Aviva and acquisition of a 51% stake in Aviva's life and non-life bancassurance joint ventures with Santander.
  • Participated in the work for Cyfrowy Polsat S.A. and Polkomtel sp. z o.o. (“Polsat Group”) in connection with employment law aspects of the sale of a 99.99% stake in Polkomtel Infrastruktura, a subsidiary of Polsat Group, to Cellnex Poland sp. z o.o., a subsidiary of Cellnex Telecom S.A., Europe’s leading operator of telecommunications infrastructure. The value of the transaction exceeded PLN 7 billion.
  • Participated in the work for the private equity fund Innova Capital on the acquisition of a stake in Bielenda Kosmetyki Naturalne, one of the leading and most popular Polish cosmetic brands, in connection with employment and data protection matters.
  • Participated in the work for the management board of Sage sp. z o.o. in connection with negotiating new management contracts in the transaction concerning the purchase of shares by the Mid Europa Partners fund in Sage sp. z o.o., a Polish entity owned by Sage plc, listed on the London Stock Exchange. The value of the transaction was GBP 66 million.
  • Participated in the work for AEW, acting on behalf of a German investor, in connection with the acquisition of a city logistics development near Warsaw in the scope related to data protection matters.
  • Participated in the work for Partners Group, a global private markets investment manager, in connection with all employment matters related to the transaction concerning the acquisition of selected real estate assets of the Kraków-based BUMA Group.
  • Participated in the work for Abris CEE Mid-Market Fund III L.P., managed by Abris Capital Ltd., in connection with the acquisition of Scanmed S.A., a leading provider of full spectrum private medical care operating in 42 locations across Poland.
  • Participated in the work for the private equity fund Innova/6 in connection with the acquisition of a majority stake in STX Next sp. z o.o., Europe's largest software house specializing in Python software development.
  • Participated in the work for Madison International Realty in connection with the due diligence related to the transaction involving the acquisition of shares in Cavatina Office sp. z o.o., the owner of the Chmielna 89 office building in Warsaw, from Cavatina Holding S.A.
  • Participated in the work for OANDA Global Corporation, a global leader in online multi-asset trading services, currency data and analytics, on the due diligence process in connection with the acquisition of 100% of the shares in a leading Poland-based multi-asset class broker, Dom Maklerski TMS Brokers S.A.
  • Participated in the work for Lee Hecht Harrison, an Adecco Group entity, in connection with the acquisition of the enterprise of Development & Business Consulting Gniazdowski i Partnerzy sp.k., which previously operated as a local representative of Lee Hecht Harrison. The transaction included the acquisition of the entire business operations.
  • Participated in the work for Gilde Healthcare, a specialist healthcare investor, in connection with its acquisition of Acti-Med AG and its wholly owned Polish subsidiary, focused on the development and production of cannulas for the medical and pharmaceutical industries.
  • Advised entities from the pharmaceutical, transport, service and finance sectors on the procedure for the transfer of the employment establishment.°
  • Supported management boards of companies in the group lay-off procedure, including consultations with employee councils and preparation of individual and collective legal documentation.°
  • Advised foreign entities on the process of posting employees to work in Poland, including social security contributions aspects, tax issues and the administrative obligations of the posting entity.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Makar prior to her joining GREENBERG TRAURIG Nowakowska-Zimoch Wysokiński sp.k.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Trainee, Warsaw Bar Association

Credentials

Education
  • Master of Law, University of Warsaw
  • University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law, 2017-2018
  • Jean Monnet Module (EU studies) at the University of Zagreb, 2017-2018
Admissions
  • Poland
Languages
  • English, Fluent
  • Polish, Native